Ready to make a difference by utilizing your talents? Join a team driven by a mission to help patients, and a culture focused on developing medical device and diagnostic solutions.

Surmodics is pursuing highly differentiated medical devices that are designed to address unmet clinical needs and engineered to the most demanding requirements. This key growth strategy leverages the combination of the Company’s expertise in proprietary surface technologies, along with enhanced device design, development and manufacturing capabilities. The Company mission remains to improve the detection and treatment of disease.

We are looking for a Buyer/Planner to join us in our mission. This role is to support our Surmodics Galway facility.

Job Summary

The Buyer/Planner is a key member of the Supply Chain team and will perform Production Level Planning and Supplier Management activities to support the Ireland operation. Delivers best practices that support a large scale SI&OP process and a complex purchasing portfolio to deliver operational excellence.

  • Manage Customer demand & interact with Operations on production schedule to meet demand plan.
  • Capacity planning, generation of lead times & detailed build plan for Customer order fulfilment
  • Coordinate sterilisation activity
  • Generate & manage MRP process, to include sub-assembly demand
  • Generate purchase order requirements to meet MRP
  • Drive material pricing reduction process & supplier quality agreements
  • Manage inventory levels to maintain stock balances to meet production plan
  • Manage stock taking process & expired and slow-moving inventory
  • Coordinate freight activity on all shipments to customers & deliveries from suppliers
  • Ensure Quality policy is adhered to in all aspects of logistics to maintain compliance
  • Assist the supplier approval process
  • Pro-actively looking to implement improvement opportunities with suppliers & internal material delivery to production.
  • Participate in continuous improvement across all other internal departments
  • Prepare weekly / monthly logistics reporting metrics
  • Assist in implementation of ERP system and maintenance of logistics aspects of ERP system
  • Assist the receiving process & warehouse location
  • Ad hoc duties as required & reports as required
Experience and Qualifications
  • APICS certifications, 3rd level degree in relevant discipline or relevant work experience.
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good written & oral communications skills
  • Team player with previous cross functional team experience
  • Good Excel ability
  • ERP systems experience or Syspro system knowledge an advantage
  • Discipline: Business/Engineering/Supply Chain
  • Years of experience needed: 3 - 5 years in supply chain role in medical device manufacturing
Competencies and Attributes
  • Must be able to accurately follow work instructions and procedures.
  • Good Understanding of the Company Supply Chain
  • A good team player who works well in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail is essential in the performance of all duties.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and builds effective relationships with employees in other Dept’s, i.e., Quality Technicians and Engineers, Line leads.
  • A self-starter takes initiative in the performance of their duties.
  • Reliable, enthusiastic individual who likes a challenging yet rewarding environment.
  • Good co-ordination and organisational skills.

Surmodics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a bonus program, Defined Contribution Pension with employer match, employee stock purchase plan and stock options.

Surmodics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, civil status or members of traveller communities.

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